Uncommon Ground-Lakeview

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397 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Uncommon Ground is a local, sustainable, farm to table restaurant specializing in seasonal, regional comfort food. Established in 1991, this Lakeview restaurant has been leading the way in fresh, local, healthy cuisine. Uncommon Ground also features Greenstar Brewing, the first certified organic brewery in Illinois. Two cozy fireplaces in the winter and an expansive sidewalk cafe in warmer months for dining al fresco. Monthly art shows line the walls with talented local artists and the acoustic listening room features live music 7 nights per week.

Specials

$7 Martini Thursdays

Join us every Thursday for $7 martinis! Every Thursday we feature a new martini. Cheers!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 3, 2019

Ends: August 4, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

1/2 Off Wine Bottles

Enjoy half off on our entire wine list. Wines ranging from $20-35. **Not available during Cubs game nights.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 30, 2019

Ends: May 1, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-11:00PM

$4 Organic Beer

Join us every Monday for $4 housebrewed organic Greenstar Brewing drafts!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 30, 2018

Ends: December 31, 2117

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-9:45PM

Whiskey Wednesday

Join us for Whiskey Wednesday! Every Wednesday we offer classic whiskey cocktails for only $6.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 30, 2018

Ends: December 31, 2117

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-9:45PM

What 397 People Are Saying
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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great!

t
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific lunch at Uncommon Ground! Their salads are super fresh & very unique - enjoyed the vegan superfood Caesar very much! They have the Beyond Burger! Fresh creative toppings and delicious sourdough bun, yum! Enjoyed the vegan tacos as well. I will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a delightful brunch at Uncommon Ground. The service was good, the food was delicious (with the exception of my potatoes not being really hot). The room we were seated in was bright and sunny and the noise level was perfectly acceptable for good conversation. Service was pretty good though I think restaurants should use multiple servers for large parties (we had 9) so that the first people served don't have to wait so long for everyone to get their food. My only real quibble was with the chairs. I found them very uncomfortable. All in all I would definitely recommend this place.

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fresh / delish food served promptly in a clean and laid back local restaurant. I will be back!!

TM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Grabbed a bite to eat before a Cubs game. Great place to eat especially if you have dietary needs. Will definitely be back!

K
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The service was a bit slow in the beginning, but got better. Seats weren’t very comfortable, but the food was great. Good place to go for a quick lunch.

MZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and it arrived at our table quickly. My only complaint was the service. Our server was very nice, but it took almost 15 minutes to get seated despite the fact that there were three people at the host stand (mostly standing and debating where to seat people). Once we sat down it took almost another 15 minutes for someone to come to our table. The people at the table next to us were seated after us and were serviced right away. It seemed as if we were seated at a table that no server was assigned to. So finally, a nice waitress picked us up. Fortunately the food was delicious and came quickly. Overall, we really liked it and would recommend it, but the staff needs to get a little more organized.

SM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the past three years, my friends from Rockford and I have attended a Cubs-Brewers 1:20 game. We have been meeting at Uncommon Ground because of the location, food and service. We make 11am reservations and have always been pleased with our choice. For a pre-game spot that is not Wrigleyville crazy and has great food and service, Uncommon Ground cannot be beat! And neither can the Cubs!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Waiter was excellent. Food was good but not outstanding. Average.

BT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer and awesome food. Many options for vegetarian diet and meat diet.

LL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We had falafel and the artichoke dip for appetizer. Our table Enjoyed entrees including the pork tacos, summer salad, gnocchi dish and meatloaf. Everyone was thrilled with how delicious, fresh and not greasy the food was.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish we ordered was delicious

SP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Uncommon Ground was my favorite neighborhood restaurant when I lived in Wrigleyville. I moved away in 2003 and was recently back for the first time for a weekend. I was so excited to see the restaurant was still open! It was so special that I was able to bring my daughter to the restaurant my husband (her dad) and I frequented when we were newlyweds before she was born. The food and atmosphere was just as awesome as I remembered!

N
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the staff was quite accommodating, but the wine prices were a bit steep.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the second time I have been to Uncommon Ground, and both times I really enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere/service. There were plenty of options for everyone, including vegetarians and everything was delicious.

D
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for brunch. Very friendly attentive staff.

RC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A nice cozy place to eat, friendly staff and delicious food. A little pricey but enjoyable.

VC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome pork tacos and chicken and waffles!Chicken was done perfectly crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. Ambiance was great but
just a little noisy in some rooms. Overall great eating experience! Highly recommended

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pregame brunch

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place for breakfast and brunch. It has a wonderful relaxed vibe and consistently excellent food. They put a lot of thought and care into their recipes and it really shows. Great value too.

MR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the menu and can't wait to go back to try more things! The service was great and even though there was a game at Wrigley, it wasn't packed & felt a lot farther away than it is. We loved the bright sunny room in back and the window seat where we sat, too. Great place!

EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, nice service, love the ethos. Just wish I hadn't needed to ask to be seated at one of the many outdoor tables that HAD an umbrella on a very hot, sunny morning.

OT
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience start to finish. Everyone in my group of 8 people was raving about how fantastic it was! Will definitely back on my next visit to Chicago!!

MT
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service from Manager/owner (?) as well as server. Both were very friendly and eager to please. Yummy food and wine in a nice outdoor setting on a perfect summer day!

CB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Yummy food and 50% off bottled wine on Tuesdays! Lots of veg options!

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing food! We will definitely make the hour drive to go back!

d
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Fun place to grab a bit to eat before a Cubs game. Great food and drink options. At this visit, the server was very slow at providing our beer. We spent about half of our meal with no drinks. We have had excellent service in the past, so maybe our server was stretched too thin. We noticed a few other tables sitting in her section looking for her to close out bills. Absent that, we had a great meal. I'll definitely be back!

PL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great lunch there before the Cubs game. My salad was excellent and so were my husbands veggie tacos. The sweet potato fries looked amazing but I was trying to be good.

BS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. The server was knowledgable and friendly. I'll definitely be going back again soon.

AB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’d forgotten about this place, even though it’s not far from where I live. I really enjoyed my salad and the service was very friendly and laid back. I’ll definitely add it back to the rotation for a good, casual meal in the neighborhood.

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful!

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First time there and will go back again. Location is great being close to Wrigley, decor was great, food was outstanding, but the service was disappointing. It didn't take very long to get our food, but we sat we dirty dishes for well over 10 minutes and it took way to long to get our check. Our server was nowhere to be found and I finally had to flag down the owner to ask for our check. He couldn't find the server right away either so it took a while to finish up. Our server was friendly and courteous, but very, very slow. Overall great place and we will be going back.

BF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed our experience at Uncommon Ground. Food was delicious and service was great.

g
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place was the perfect Sunday brunch location. Super cute and lots of brunch options! They even had a great non-alcoholic drink menu. Right down the street you can bar hop in Wrigleyville or go to a Cubs game. Will definitely be going back to check out the dinner menu.

AW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

unfortunately only 1 of 4 meals was tasty, the service was only so-so.

SP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot for brunch, I recommend the ham & cheese French toast.

T
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

On a dreary Wednesday night, all one really wants is a vegan burger (aka Beyond Burger). This burger delivered in more ways than one. Upon my first bite, my taste buds were thrusted into a world of excitement. Our waitress had a cold, or allergies, but respectfully kept her distance. By gosh, the music! Tunes that would rock the heart of anyone without hearing aids. If anyone is reading this and trying to decide to go to Uncommon Ground, DO IT! Order the roasted cauliflower. That’s it ;).

MB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been here 4 or 5 times. Great experience each time. Excellent food, drinks and service.

M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for brunch before a Cubs game and it didn’t disappoint. Food and service both excellent.

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